A hotelier makes Forbes’ Italy top-women list

Valentina De Santis, Owner and CEO of Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, is in Forbes‘ choice of 100 most influential females in Italy.  As well as running the hotel, she also looks after her family.  As her GM, Silvio Vettorello, says:

“She is always present in the company and with the same desire to always do always bene present in order to help guests and co-workers”

The 82-room Grand Hotel Tremezzo, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, was that consortium’s hotel of the year, worldwide, in 2016 (this year, 2020, it is one of Forbes‘ best hostelries in Italy)  Its story starts in 1910, when it was opened by  Enea Gandola, a gentleman from Bellagio who spent many years traveling through Europe with his wife Maria Orsolini.

Upon their return to Italy, they decided to build a truly unique hotel, inspired by those they had seen on their travels in European cities, a place of sophistication that would meet the needs of a new, illustrious type of traveler. In the 1932 film Grand Hotel, Greta Garbo referred to the Grand as “that happy, sunny place”, creating, in a few words, the modern-day concept of the vacation. To this day, the Grand remains a place for you to escape everyday worries in the glamorous style of Greta Garbo, our icon of charm and style. The 86sq m Suite Greta has beautiful windows leading onto an ample terrace flood the elegant rooms with light, drawing the panoramic lake views in. Gold tones detail the spaces comprising a bedroom, living room with dining area and two bathrooms.



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